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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has seen it all, done it all, and won it all, sometimes multiple times, standing as one of the most accomplished figures in footballing history. As a result, the Portuguese icon admitted he’s run out of dreams to pursue, having won a fifth Ballon d’Or award in 2017.
The 33-year-old explained he’d be content retiring from the beautiful game, having experienced both club and international success, as well as personal glory.
“I never dreamed I would win five Ballon d’Or awards. If I had to finish my career now I would do so super happy. I have won everything,” Ronaldo said to Brazilian YouTube channel Central Desimpedidos, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“If I win another one, two, or three Ballon d’Ors then I will be delighted but if not I already won five.”
When asked if he was chasing any other dreams, Ronaldo took a second, and offered: “Sincerely I don’t think I have any.”
He went on: “I achieved everything I dreamed of in football. I really think I have achieved so many nice things that I don’t have any more dreams.
“But if you ask me if I want to keep winning of course I do. Obviously, I would love to win the World Cup (with Portugal). But if my career ended now I would be very proud. I never thought my career was going to be so nice.”